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I just pulled a Rosa Parks
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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

I ended up sitting in a "popular" kids seat at the beginning of study hall. Instead of pulling another chair to their friend's desk, they begged and pleaded for me to "just move over there". I wasn't in any mood to be told what to do so I said no and stayed. Through superficial insults and more pleading, I stayed. The person gave up, and they pulled a chair up to their friend. They're all fine now. So much trouble for nothing.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
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(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

From the title I figured you resisted authority. Still pretty nice what you did though.

I really wish some of these high schoolers weren't like that. They only hurt themselves, the people around them and ultimately the species with that sort of behavior.
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RE: I just pulled a Rosa Parks

Shoulda done it capitalist style and asked him to pay cash.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

Quite. Indeed, many people believe that they are entitled to things, and public school only makes this illusion more potent...and crippling.

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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

Impressive. Would've thought you resisted authority as well, but this is quite impressive. Took it to their entitlement.

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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

I hope this serves as a message to other people, as the early civil rights dissenters did; a message that there is hope.
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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

Also, are you planning on sitting there again? Or are you planning on doing the same with other tables?

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RE: I just pulled a Rosa Parks

(12-12-2013 11:37 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Also, are you planning on sitting there again? Or are you planning on doing the same with other tables?

Just sit there again. Fuck it.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

Do it man. For us.
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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

And charge them.

To make things legit, create a deed to the chair. They'll have to buy it, otherwise it's a rental.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

I'm sorta glad I don't have to deal with popularity and cliques and stuff like that. But let's say I had to go to high school starting tomorrow and deal with it. Any tips you could give me? What's it like at your school?
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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

I remember my father telling me when I was entering the seventh grade: "Only five more years! You're more than half done!" Hmph. It only gets worse with every year.

Thanks for the response, and thanks for letting me know we're still getting new blood every now and then, if these people with double-digit postcounts going around is any indication.
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(12-13-2013 11:43 AM)Trar Wrote:  I'm sorta glad I don't have to deal with popularity and cliques and stuff like that. But let's say I had to go to high school starting tomorrow and deal with it. Any tips you could give me? What's it like at your school?

Blend in. On the inside know the evils, the wrongdoing, and the sickness of school. On the outside go incognito.

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

I figured I'd have to lay low for periods of time if I actually went.
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RE: I just pulled a Rosa Parks

Mercifully, at my old school, if I divorced myself from the world, people acted like I didn't exist.

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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

Same thing at my school. If you're on the inside, take caution with the people you hang out with. As long as you're subtle, no one will care.

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I just pulled a Rosa Parks

I have to admit, I like the idea of flying under the radar in high school. Popping my head up to speak out every now and then, maybe submitting provocative work/putting up flyers, but otherwise not attracting much ire. It would be a Herculean task to do that, not fail HS and manage home life, but I still kind of like the idea. Perhaps I actually pulled it off in some alternate universe.
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